Duale wants Chief Kadhi investigated for contradicting Matiang’i on Idd-Ul-Adha - 6 months ago, 19 Aug 16:12

By: Benjamin Muriuki

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale wants the Chief Kadhi investigated for contradicting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s announcement that Idd-Ul-Adha holiday be marked on Tuesday, August 21.

Duale has accused Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmed Muhdhar of abuse of office and causing division among the Muslim faithful.

Dr. Matiang’i on Friday, through a gazette notice, declared Tuesday, August 21 a public holiday to allow for celebration of the annual Idd-Ul-Adha.

On Saturday, however, the Chief Kadhi said Matiang’i went against his advice that the celebrations be marked on Wednesday, August 22 in line with the Muslim calendar.

“I wrote to him before the announcement indicating that Muslims would celebrate Idd on Wednesday but he went ahead to declare Tuesday as the public holiday,” Muhdhar told a local daily.

Taking to social media, Duale on Saturday said he would petition the Judicial Service Commission to investigate the Chief Kadhi.

“Chief Khadhi is out of order and should ...
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